Tag: stereotypes

We Call Black Boys “Bad” Before they Even Misbehave

Black men like NBA star Jaylen Brown, share similar classroom experiences that  include being told you’re “bad”, “stupid”, or “are going to end up in jail!” Our fears, prejudices and stereotypes we place on Black boys begin as early as Kindergarten and this stunts their creativity, hope and level of success in the classroom. Although there are many stories of…

Black and Brown Families Face Similar Challenges With Schools

Black and brown families face similar challenges with schools. Our children are mostly educated in schools that aren’t providing them with the support they need. But what’s new?  These issues date back far before the Brown vs Board of Education. Classrooms across this country are filled with our Black and Brown children facing similar challenges with schools. Some will argue…